A rumor circulated in the ballroom that Ted would concede around 11pm.  About 10 minutes later, the Strickland campaign sent out this statement, and Chris Redfern read it from the podium.

“Given where voting stands right now and the significant number of uncounted votes that still remain across the state, we are watching the results of this election very closely. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

No one can figure out how there are a “significant number of uncounted votes” large enough to close the gap as of right now, except if there are over 100,000 outstanding provisional ballots.  We are trying to get someone from ODP or the Strickland campaign to comment on that figure.

UPDATE: I don’t know who’s idea it was to send out that ridiculous statement.  Ted is now in the ballroom about to concede.